Wreath for Emmett Till

ISBN-10: 0618397523
ISBN-13: 9780618397525
Edition: 2005
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Description: In 1955, people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral, and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

In 1955, people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. This martyr"s wreath, woven from a little-known but sophisticated form of poetry, challenges us to speak out against modern-day injustices, to "speak what we see."

Marilyn Nelson is the author of The Freedom Business, Fortune's Bones, and Carver: A Life in Poems, among other titles. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book winner, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book award winner. She lives in East Haddam, Connecticut.

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